This is an archived release.
Parents paid less
Parental payments accounted for 42 per cent of the gross operating expenditures in 2003 compared with 48 per cent in 2002. State support was the largest source of income for the kindergartens in 2003.
The state support constituted 50 per cent of the gross operating expenditures, while grants from the municipals came to 12 per cent. Total 2003 revenues of the kindergartens added up to 109 per cent of gross expenditures without investments.
Rogaland still has the highest costs
The 2003 figures show that ordinary kindergartens in Rogaland had the highest expenses for the age group 0-2 years, NOK 62.79 per hour. Vest-Agder had the lowest costs with NOK 49.83 per hour. Family day-care costs were highest in Møre og Romsdal and lowest in Sør-Trøndelag
The national level
The hourly cost for the age group 0-2 years old in an ordinary kindergarten was NOK 55.39, while the corresponding rate for family day-care centres was NOK 34.62. The hourly expenses for three-year-old children were NOK 41.54 and NOK 25.96 respectively. For the 4-6 years olds the costs were NOK 27.70 and NOK 17.31 respectively.
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, revenue in per cent of gross expenditures and county. 2003
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, groups of age and county. 2003. NOK
- Table 3 Private ordinary kindergartens. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten by hours of attendance per week and different age groups, by county. 2003. NOK
- Table 4 Private family day-care centres. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten by hours of attendance per week and different age groups, by county. 2003. NOK